You can cash paper EE/E Bonds at many local financial institutions. We don't keep a list of banks that redeem bonds, so check with banks in your area.
What will I need to redeem a paper bond?
Before taking in the bonds to redeem them, it's usually a good idea to check with the financial institution to find out what identification and other documents you'll need. When you present your paper bonds, you'll be asked to show your identity. You can do this by
being a customer with an active account open for at least 6 months at the financial institution that will be paying the bonds, or
presenting acceptable identification such as a valid driver's license if the redemption value of the bonds is less than $1, 000.
If you are not listed as the owner or co-owner on the bond, you'll have to show that you are entitled to cash in the bond.